Starting at Mortehoe, this walk cuts across country inland to the former smuggling village of Lee Bay. On a clear day you will have panoramic views of the coast of Wales on the horizon and, later on the walk, views across Lundy.
Lee Bay is very attractive with superb exposures of rock strata around its edges. It was regarded in past times as a romantic ‘smugglers’ village’ and, because of the steep gradients all around it, was difficult to reach by road, and more commonly accessed from the sea.
At the top of the climb out of Bennett’s Mouth, you will see Bull Point Lighthouse. Bull Point features in Tarka the Otter as a place where Tarka is on the trail of his mate White-tip. There has been a lighthouse here since 1879, as a result of a series of shipwrecks. In 1852, five ships went down here.